NZ Covid Stats Weekly Update: Fifth Wave – Weeks Eight-Nine – Case/Hospital & ICU Admissions/Deaths by Vaccination Status: 26 December 2023 – 8 January 2024

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Highlights: They’re still calling it the Fifth Wave. It’s still smashing the Boosted.

This week’s update is for the FORTNIGHT since the last update.

  • New Boosted cohort infection rate 16.09x the per-capita rate of the Unvaccinated cohort, down from 18.51x last week.
  • New Boosted hospitalisations for Covid 4.90x the per-capita rate of the Unvaccinated cohort, up from 4.19x last week.
  • New Boosted deaths were 2.66x the per-capita rate of the Not Fully Vaccinated (0/1 dose) cohort, down from 5.33x last week.


Overall Cases since First Recorded Case

For the No Dose group, the first case is from March 2020.

For the Boosted Group, the first case is from December 2021.

New Cases This Fortnight


Overall Hospitalisations

As with cases, the 0 dose cohort has taken almost 4 years to make this number. Boosted, around two.

New Hospitalisations for Covid This Fortnight


New ICU Admissions This Fortnight


Overall Deaths With Covid within 28 days of death

First reported NFV death – March 2020.

First reported Boosted death – March 2022

The distribution of the overall “with Covid” deaths by age and vaccination status:

Not Fully Vaccinated: (615) 111x 0-59, 65x 60s, 126x 70s, 181x 80s, 132x 90s

Fully Vaccinated: (679) 135x 0-59, 94x 60s, 141x 70s, 188x 80s, 121x 90s

Boosted: (4,043) 206x 0-59, 314x 60s, 838x 70s, 1561x 80s, 1124x 90+

New Deaths With Covid within 28 days this fortnight

69 Boosted deaths. 8 Fully Vaccinated, 9 Not Fully Vaccinated.

The distribution of the week’s deaths by age and vaccination status:

Unvaccinated/Partially Vaccinated: (9) 1x <60s, 3x 70s, 3x 80s, 2x 90+

Fully Vaccinated: (8) 3x 70s, 4x 80s, 1x 90+

Boosted: (69) 6x <60s, 9x 60s, 15x 70s, 24x 80s, 15x 90+

Vaccination Group Charts

Vaccine Cohort Data

Vaccine Cohort data is as per update on 1 December 2023 (as the per-100k graphs are based on the CURRENT Vaccination Cohort numbers, the Overall graphs will not be precise. The “New This Week” graphs are as accurate as they can possibly be).

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